The Weekend Guide

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Bella Umbrella
Owner Jodell Egbert celebrates the grand opening of her new brick-and-mortar store brimming with the vintage and new umbrellas that have Seattleites hooked.
Why: Merry pop in.
When: Thurs., 5-8 p.m.
Where: 1421 NW 70th St. (206-297-1540).

Home by Hand
More than 40 artists and artisans showcase metalwork, photography, and custom guitars at the Georgetown studio’s open house, complete with bands, food, and drink.
Why: Gotta hand it to ’em.
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Equinox Studios, 6555 Fifth Ave. S. (206-890-3283).

The Lab Holiday Party
Learn how to host a fabulous holiday party and live an inspired New Year from lifestyle expert Kelley Moore while sampling sweets and spirits.
Why: You like to experiment.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Velocity Art and Design, 251 Yale Ave. N. (206-749-9575).

A Very Rosie Christmas
Indie chanteuse Rosie Thomas is joined by her alter ego Sheila Saputo, husband Jeff Shoop, brother Brian Thomas, producer Josh Meyers, and Damien Jurado for an evening of songs and sketches.
Why: See the season through Rosie-colored glasses.
When: Sun., 8:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. (206-652-4255). Tickets online at ticketmaster.com.

Yule Benefit Show
Soak up good tidings and cheer with The Dutchess and the Duke, Shearwater, and Grand Archives on night one, and Cancer Rising, Shearwater, and Thao with the Get Down Stay Down on night two to benefit KEXP.
Why: Yule shake what your momma gave you.
When: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Neumos, 925 E. Pike St. (206-709-9467). Tickets online at ticketswest.com.

Chris Berens
Meet the Amsterdam artist and view his fantasy world of serene yet turbulent works depicting exotic animal companions with 18th-century imagery using ink on photo paper.
Why: He inks outside the box.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Roq la Rue, 2312 Second Ave. (206-374-8977).

2312 2nd Ave
@ Bell St
Seattle, WA 98121
925 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
251 Yale Ave N
bt Thomas & John Sts
Seattle, WA 98109